I have known them for some time now, and was excited to be a part of this day. It was a laid back picnic reception in June and they asked me to photograph it which was a real honor. This is how excited I was to do it!
There was a party prior to the big day....I prefer to call it a "pre-wedding shindig". Of course I took my camera to this shindig to capture some shenanigans. It was a tie dye/hippie theme and very well suited! I decided to make cupcakes for the day and bring a tie dye kit so everyone there could tie dye an item they brought if they wanted to. I decided I wanted to make multicolor cupcakes. I ended up finding the perfect recipe. I had never made such a thing before and I learned that in order to get the colors to look vivid, you need to use food coloring gel, not standard food coloring dye (what you would use to dye eggs for Easter).
|You need a separate bowl for each color you want to use|
|Divide the batter up evenly into each bowl|
|Add coloring gel|
|Ready to layer the colors into the cupcake papers|
|Ready to go in the oven|
|I decided to make purple frosting and add Swedish Fish as a garnish|
|The finished product! You can see the rainbow colors through the cupcake papers|
|Tie dye aftermath|
|The gloves provided in the kit didn't do much|
|CJ and me|
|Michelle and me|
I managed to get a shot of myself with the bride and with the groom (well, 'almost' bride and groom), but not one of them together. It's ok because I took approximately 425 photos at the reception.....which will be my next post!